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Where to Shop: MPMF 13

By Staff · September 5th, 2013 · MPMF Visitors' Guide
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The City Flea

The Antique Peddlers

Antiques and crafts made from vintage material, plus a coffee shop. 9440 Main Ave., Loveland, 513-984-6533, theantiquepeddlers.com.

Burlington Antique Show

More than 200 dealers featuring only vintage collectibles. Find everything from art to furniture to quilts. Third Sunday of the month April-October. Burlington Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, Burlington, Ky., 513-922-6847, burlingtonantiqueshow.com.

The City Flea

Cincinnati’s Midwestern urban flea market with artisans and vendors from Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and more. Find midcentury modern vintage, upcycled goods, handmade crafts and more. Monthly, May through December. 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, thecityflea.com. 

Covered Bridge Antique Mall

Antiques and collectibles. 7058 Hamilton Ave., Mount Healthy, 513-521-5739.

Crafty Supermarket

Indie craft show with annual spring and holiday shows. Various locations, craftysupermarket.wordpress.com.

Drackett Designs and Antiques

Eighteenth- and 19th-century antique furniture and home accessories. 3275 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-791-3868, drackettantiques.com.

Duck Creek Antique Mall

Large selection of quality antiques including furniture, art, pottery, glassware and more. 3715 Madison Road, Norwood, 513-321-0900, duckcreekantiquemall.com.

English Traditions

Fine European antiques, European-made replica antique home furniture and accessories. 2041 Madison Road, O’Bryonville, 513-321-4730, englishtraditions.com.

Federation Antiques

English and American antique furniture, home accessories, ceramics and fine art. 2701 Observatory Ave., Hyde Park, 513-321-2671, federationantiques.com.

Florence Antique Mall

Fifty thousand-square-foot showroom with 300 showcases featuring antiques, collectibles and furniture. 8145 Mall Road, Florence, Ky., 859-371-0600, florenceantiquemall.com.

Grand Antique Mall

Peruse 27,000 square feet of antiques. 9701 Reading Road, Reading, 513-554-1919, grandantiquemall.com.

Leftcoast Modern

Retailer of all things modern from the design era of the 1950s through the 1970s. 323 W. Fourth St., Downtown, 513-288-2364, facebook.com/leftcoastmoderncincinnati.

Ohio Valley Antique Mall

Cincinnati’s largest multi-dealer antique mall featuring collectibles, books, furniture, clothing and accessories. 7285 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, 513-874-7855, ohiovalleyantiques.com.

Richwood Flea Market

Family-friendly flea market. Concession stands feature fried chicken and weekly specials ranging from authentic Cajun gumbo to deep fried macaroni and cheese. 10915 Dixie Highway, Walton, Ky., 859-371-5800, richwoodfleamarket.com.

Riverside Centre Antique Mall 

Sixty-five vendors selling everything from vintage and collectible furniture, clothing, estate jewelry, Rookwood pottery and primitives to books, photos, novelty items and more. 3742 Kellogg Ave., East End, 513-321-1430, riversidecentreantiques.com.

That Shop in Milford

Wide variety of antiques and collectibles along with one-of-a-kind finds. 223 Main St., Milford, 513-831-0065, thatshopinmilford.com.

Traders World

Indoor/outdoor flea market with giant animal statues. 601 Union Road, Monroe, 513-424-5708, tradersworld.info.

Treasure Aisles Flea Market

A bargain hunter’s paradise. 320 N. Garver Road, Monroe, 513-539-4497, treasure-aisles.com.

Tristate Antique Market

The largest regularly scheduled gathering of antiques and vintage-goods dealers in the entire state of Indiana. All merchandise is required to be at least 30 years old and out of production. First Sundays May-October. Lawrenceburg Indiana Fairgrounds, U.S. 50 at Argosy Casino Parkway, Lawrenceburg, Ind., 513-738-7256, queencityshows.com.

Wooden Nickel Antiques

Buy and sell vintage architectural items. 1400-1414 Central Parkway, Over-the-Rhine, 513-241-2985, woodennickelantiques.net.


Atomic Number 10
Photo: Jesse Fox

4th Street Boutique
High-end thrift store that financially supports Dress for Success Cincinnati. 209 W. Fourth St., Downtown, 513-651-3372, 4thstreetboutique.org.

Atomic Number Ten

Vintage finds for him, her and home. 1306 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-226-0252, atomicnumberten.com.

Bella on the Avenue

Brand name second-hand clothing and accessories. 318 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, Ky., 859-431-2978.

Casablanca Vintage

Classic apparel and accessories from the 1920s-1980s. Offers theater costuming, shoe repair and leather repair. 3944 Spring Grove Ave., Northside, 513-541-6999, casablancavintage.com.

Chicken Lays an Egg

Chicken Lays an Egg is what it looks like in John Waters’ brain. Vintage clothing, accessories and housewares. 1608 Chase Ave., Northside, 513-834-9268.

Chic Street Consignment Boutique

Affordable fashion-forward consignment clothing. 2456 Anderson Road, Crescent Springs, Ky., 859-341-3111, chicstreetconsign.com.

The Clothes Closet

Thrift and consignment shop run by The Madeira Woman’s Club with clothing for all ages and proceeds benefiting local scholarships and community services. 7014 Miami Ave., Madeira, 513-561-2117.

Connecting times resale

Resale store specializing in buying and selling quality collectables, dishes, furniture and more. 4820 Ridge Ave., Oakley, 513-631-4820, connectingtimesresale.com.

Edie’s Vintage Rose Room

Authentic vintage. A hidden gem. 3241 Harrison Ave., Cheviot, 513-662-3700.

Gayle’s Vintage

Packed-to-the-brim vintage clothing, hats, accessories and costume jewelry. 106 Main St., Milford, 513-831-5404.

Julie’s Inspiration Consignment Shoppe

Gifts, jewelry, art, collectibles, furniture and clothing, from vintage to designer. 608 Main St., Covington, Ky., 859-291-8200, juliesinspiration.com.

Mannequin Boutique

Women’s used vintage and upscale consignment boutique where proceeds from sales go directly to seven local service agencies, including the FreeStore FoodBank, Tender Mercies and Lighthouse Youth Services. 1405-1407 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-421-3777, mannequinboutique.org.

The Mustard Seed Boutique

New and resale vintage, designer and local consignment shop. 311 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-221-4022, mustardseedboutique.com.


Fun, affordable vintage clothing, rotating art shows and home furnishings alongside handcrafted, redesigned or repurposed items by local artists and designers. 4577 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-542-4577, nvisionshop.com.

On the Prowl Vintage

Women’s vintage clothing, shoes and accessories. Northside International Airport, 4029 Hamilton Ave., Northside, ontheprowlvintage.com.

Razzle Dazzle Boutique

Eclectic vintage and consignment. 606 Monmouth St., Newport, Ky., 859-577-0615.

The Snooty Fox

A local chain of upscale furniture and clothing consignment shops. Multiple locations including 3854 Paxton Ave., Hyde Park, 513-533-4700, shopsnooty.com.

The Spotted Magpie

Funky vintage goods, handmade gifts and local art. 1420 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-307-0328, facebook.com/thespottedmagpie.

Talk of the Town

Vintage clothing and costumes for men and women. 9111 Reading Road, Reading, 513-563-8844, talkofthetowncincy.com.


Sewn Studio
Photo: Jesse Fox

Preserve photos and memories with a wide selection of scrapbook materials, cutting tools and creative workshops. 5125 Deerfield Blvd., Mason, 513-336-6502, archiversonline.com.

Art on the Levee

Local artist showplace featuring jewelry, art, photography and more. 1 Levee Way, Newport on the Levee, Newport, Ky., 859-261-5770, artonthelevee.com.

Artists’ Beads

Bead and hobby shop. 364 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-961-0145, artistsbeads.com.

Boardwalk Hobby Shop

Model kit and hobby shop. 1032 Delta Ave., Mount Lookout, 513-871-2110.

Brazee Street Studios

Solar-powered green building that houses more than 25 artist studios; a school of glass; a retail store for tools, supplies, glass products and gifts; and One One gallery featuring regional and national artwork. 4426 Brazee St., Oakley, 513-321-0206, brazeestreetstudios.com.


With a little bit of everything, Cappel’s is known as a costume destination but also offers party decorations, floral supplies and event ephemera. Multiple locations including 920 Elm St., Downtown, 513-621-0952, cappelsinc.com.

Cheers to Art

A canvas painting studio, bar and boutique all rolled into one. 7700 Camargo Road, Madeira, 513-271-2793; 1109 Vine St., Downtown, 513-381-2051, cheerstoart.com.


Store/gallery hybrid featuring unique handmade and upcycled art, crafts, clothing, beauty products and more — like an Etsy store come to life. 4037 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-407-6057, fabnorthside.com.

Field of Vue Art

Arts and crafts from regional artists plus live music and a fabulous garden. 334 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, Ky., 513-473-0406.


Knitting supplies, a wide variety of yarn and instructions on knitting. 1407 Vine St., Downtown, 513-831-9276, fiberge.com.


Artsy and eclectic yarn boutique. 8157 Camargo Road, Madeira, 513-561-8808, fiberlicious.com.

Funke Fired Arts

Offers pottery classes, demonstrations and goods for sale. 3130 Wasson Road, Hyde Park, 513-871-2529, funkefiredarts.com.

Hank, A Yarn Boutique

Large selection of yarn (from cotton to cashmere), patterns for knitting, crafts and classes. 2651 Observatory Ave., Hyde Park, 513-386-9869, hankyarn.com.

Indigenous: A Handcrafted Gallery

Bridging the gap between arts and crafts, the store offers eclectic home accessories, jewelry, fiber arts, prints, wood craft and more. 2010 Madison Road, O’Bryonville, 513-321-3750, indigenouscraft.com.

Knit On!

Knitting classes, supplies, yarn and accessories from around the world. 735 Monmouth St., Newport, Ky., 859-291-5648, knit-on.com.


Design collective with a storefront showroom. 1311 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-214-7732, losantivilleltd.com.

Mad Potter

Paint-your-own pottery studio. 7754 Camargo Road, Madeira, 513-561-1888, mymadpotter.com.

The Magic Shop

Magic accessories for beginners and pros. 526 Philadelphia St., Covington, Ky., 859-491-1313, artiesmagic.com.

One More Stitch

Knitting and needlepoint supplies. 1609 Madison Road, O’Bryonville, 513-533-1170.

Pit Row Hobby Shop

R/C cars, boats and planes, models, rockets and more. 7796 Montgomery Road, Kenwood, 513-891-7487.

Powerhouse Factories

Screen-printed band posters, art prints, apparel and swag. 33 E. Ninth St., Newport, Ky., phfdesign.com.

The Rookwood Pottery Co. 

World-renowned art tile and pottery known for impeccable design and craftsmanship. 1920 Race St., Downtown, 513-381-2510, rookwood.com.

SEWN Studio

Modern fabric boutique and sewing lounge. 3212 Madison Road, Oakley, 513-321-0600, sewnstudio.com.

Smartfish Studio & Sustainable Supply

Handmade shoes plus a variety of art and craft supply items and workshops including Coptic Stitch Bookbinding, Boat Shoe Making and Natural Dye Workshop. 1301 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, smarterthanagoldfish.com.

Southpaw prints

Screen-printed apparel, posters, art prints and more. 1334 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-328-8470, southpawprints.com.

Stamping Buddies!

Craft room and supply store. 4343 E. Galbraith Road, Deer Park, 513-891-CRFT, stampingbuddies.com

Steam whistle letterpress

Full-service letterpress print shop that uses vintage equipment.

Also offers classes. 1342 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-621-6800, steamwhistlepress.com.

Urban Eden

Fine art and contemporary crafts including jewelry, handbags, accessories, garden art, soaps and more by local and regional artists. 1313 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-260-8434.

Wine Dog

Fine wine and fine art. 451A Ohio Pike, Withamsville, 513-494-6321, winedog.com.


Coolest Toys on Earth

Castle House
Providing upscale designer clothing and shoes for boys, girls and infants for more than 50 years. 3435 Edwards Road, Hyde Park, 513-871-2458, castlehouse.com.

coolest toys on earth

Superior and extraordinary toys from around the world. 314 Main St., Milford, coolesttoysonearth.com.

King Arthur’s Court Toys

Large selection of toys and games such as Playmobil, LEGO, Melissa & Doug toys and more. 3040 Madison Road, Oakley, 513-531-4600, kingarthurstoys.com.

Little Lords and Ladies 

Children’s boutique with clothing, toys and accessories for girls and boys. 7816 Cooper Road, Montgomery, 513-891-1569, littlelordsladiesboutique.com.

Silly Bean

A handpicked collection of fashion and gifts for kids, tots through tween. 6934 Miami Ave., Madeira, 513-561-3991, sillybeanboutique.com.

Spotted Goose

Unique and trendy apparel, gifts and goodies for kids. 3048 Madison Road, Oakley, 513-351-9600, thespottedgoose.com.

Stoney’s Gifts

All things fairy princess and magical with wings, gifts and more. 323 W. Sixth St., Covington, Ky., 859-655-9571, 


Tantrum Northside

Family-style shopping. Organic and eco-friendly toys and clothing for children and adults. 4183 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-542-4183.

Ted’s Toy Store 

Imaginative specialty toys and games. 6934 Miami Ave., Madeira, 513-271-8697, tedstoystore.com.

Toko Kidz 

Funky and unique kids’ gifts, books, clothes and toys. 325 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-751-1500.


Sloane Boutique

Alligator Purse

Sophisticated and edgy contemporary women’s clothing. 2701 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-871-6171, shopalligatorpurse.com.

Amy Kirchen Boutique

High-end clothing and ready-to-wear from local designer Amy Kirchen. 125 Main St., Milford, 513-550-7802, amykirchen.com.


Old school hat shop. 1 W. Sixth St., Downtown, 513-721-9345.

Blaine’s Fine Men’s Apparel

Updated traditional menswear. 9407 Montgomery Road, Kenwood, 513-791-9970, blainesapparel.com.

Cha Cha’s

Paintings, jewelry, apparel, vintage and accessories. 3156 Linwood Ave., Mount Lookout, 513-533-9111.


Men’s clothing store and sneaker shop. 2643 Erie Ave., Unit C, Hyde Park, 513-771-0432, corporategotem.com.

Couture Couture Boutique

Contemporary women’s clothing boutique. 1315 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-421-8900.

Curate Boutique

Unique boutique with curated “style collections” for shoppers to mix and match. 3433 Edwards Road, Hyde Park, 513-407-6359, curateboutique.com.

Curvy Cuties’ Boutique

Trendy, affordable plus-sized clothing and accessories — new and gently used. 740 Lila Ave., Milford, 513-248-2878.

flow — a shop for men

A simple yet sophisticated shop for the modern gentleman carrying everything from socks to shirts to select vintage. 621 Scott Blvd., Covington, Ky., 859-291-FLOW, facebook.com/gentlemanflow.

Hansa Guild

Moccasins, sheepskin shoes, clogs, hats, rugs and all sorts of other interesting global clothing and accessory imports. 369 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-221-4002, hansaonline.com.

Hunt Club Clothiers

Men’s suits and tailoring since 1974. 441 Vine St., Carew Tower, Downtown, 513-721-2004, huntclubclothiers.com.


Latest designer fashions, accessories and gifts for women and girls. 2732 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-871-8333, facebook.com/katehydepark.


Unique vintage-inspired shoes, accessories and handbags. 7129 Miami Ave., Madeira, 513-271-9888, kennedysclothier.com.


Carries brands for men and women like Vineyard Vines, Lilly Pulitzer, Jack Rogers, Southern Tide and many others. 3434 Edwards Road, Hyde Park, 513-871-1212, khakiscincinnati.wordpress.com.


African heritage and import store. Clothing, accessories, art. 310 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-221-0700, africanforus.com.


Wide array of stone jewelry set in sterling silver. The best of Tulle, Free People, Billabong, Groggy, American Apparel, Dansko, Putumayo World Music, Trappcandles and Burt’s Bees. 2037 Madison Road, O’Bryonville, 513-871-7879


Lingerie experts; also sells sleepwear, swimwear, accessories and gifts. 2726 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-533-9592, knickersofhydepark.com.

Knickers XY

Men’s lifestyle store with clothing and grooming products. 2717 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-257-0256, knickersxy.com.

La Silhouette

Exclusive fine lingerie from Belgium, France, Switzerland, Germany, the U.K. and more. 6914 Miami Ave., Madeira, 513-272-8100, lasilhouettelingerie.com.

The Little Mahatma

Jewelry, folk art and artifacts. 1205 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-723-1287, littlemahatma.com.


Trendy women’s shoes, clothing and accessories. 6928 Miami Ave., Madeira, 513-271-0038, monkeesofmadeira.com.

Morrison & Me

The only haute couture shoe store in Cincinnati offering shoes, bags and accessories. 2643 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-232-7463, morrisonandme.com.

Original Thought Required

Contemporary streetwear for men and women. 1307 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-246-4362, otrfresh.com.

Ottoman Imports

A global bazaar of fashion and overseas imports. 523 Main St., Covington, Ky., 859-291-9555, ottomanimports.com.

Pangaea Trading Co. 

Eclectic women’s jewelry, apparel, shoes and more. 326 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-751-3330.

The Pink Box

Women’s clothing, jewelry, accessories and unique in-house, monogrammed items. 6929 Miami Ave., Madeira, 513-271-7900.

Pink Tulip Club

Apparel and accessories for women and girls. 9395 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, 513-878-5552; 2651 Observatory Ave., Hyde Park, 513-609-9393, pinktulipclub.com.

Sara Benjamin’s

Fashion-forward, fresh clothing and accessories. 6810 Wooster Pike, Mariemont, 513-272-2280, sarabenjamins.com.

Sloane Boutique

Mix of American and European clothing and accessories catering to the edgy, urban woman. 1216 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-579-8111, sloaneboutique.com.

Soho Boutique

Well-edited selection of high-end dresses, separates and shoes. 2757 Observatory Ave., Hyde Park, 513-321-6930, shopsohoboutique.com.


Ready-to-wear, formalwear, tailoring and suiting. 7121 Miami Ave., Madeira, 513-561-9010, romualdo.com.


Style with substance. Quality clothing for women, with a portion of proceeds benefiting children’s nonprofits. 1435 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-381-0545, shopsubstance.com.

Three French Hens

Eclectic trend-based clothing, accessories, home decor and gifts. 3444 Michigan Ave., Hyde Park, 513-321-1161, threefrenchhensboutique.com.

Toko Baru

Original jewelry, home décor, trinkets and more. 325 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-751-3338.

Trend Boutique

Unique fashion at a moderate price. 2946 Markbreit Ave., Oakley, 513-351-5574, trendcincinnati.com.


Cincinnati’s curated fashion boutique on wheels. Visit shopthetruck.com for locations.

Unheard Of

A street pusher of rare goods. T-shirts, hats, Nikes and more. 341 W. Fourth St., Downtown, 513-744-9444, unheardofbrand.com.

Urban Chick Boutique

Large selection of women’s dress and casual attire. Also sells wine and does wine tastings. 6750 Clough Pike, Anderson Township, 513-233-2445.

Ute’s Downtown Girl

Women’s apparel, handbags, jewelry and more. 7789 Cooper Road, Montgomery, 513-984-8837, utesdowntowngirl.com.

The Wardrobe

Chic, casual and sophisticated women’s clothing. 6904 Miami Ave., Madeira, 513-271-4800, thewardrobecincinnati.com.


Photo: Rachel Rothstein

Benchmark Outdoor Outfitters
Independent, local family-owned outdoor gear and apparel retailer. 9525 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, 513-791-9453, benchmarkoutfitter.com.

Building Value

Remodelers donate used or leftover building materials to Building Value, which resells these materials to the public. Prices are often a third the cost of new. 4040 Spring Grove Ave., Northside, 513-475-6783, buildingvalue.org

Campus Cyclery

One of the oldest full service bike shops in the city, which sells and repairs bikes. 241 W. McMillan St., Clifton Heights, 513-721-6628, campuscyclery.com.

Clifton Natural Foods

Organic, chemical-free and cruelty-free foods, cleaning products and more. 169 W. McMillan St., Clifton Heights, 513-961-6111.

Findlay Market

This bustling inner-city marketplace offers produce, meats, organic food and much more. 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-665-4839, findlaymarket.org.

Greener Stock

Sells green building materials and architectural components for homes and businesses. 3528 Columbia Parkway, Columbia Tusculum, 513-321-0567, greenerstock.com.


Quality hemp and eco-friendly goods. 2034 Madison Road, O’Bryonville, 513-871-4367, hemptations.com.

Jim’s Bicycle Shop

Dedicated to Cincinnati and cycling since 1976. 8015 Plainfield Road, Kenwood, 513-793-1163, jimsbicycleshop.com.

Montgomery Cyclery

Provides people of all ages, skill levels and experience with quality bicycles and fitness equipment, as well as related accessories and service. Multiple locations including 9449 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, 513-793-3855, montgomerycyclery.com.

Northside Surplus

Military and tactical clothing, baselayers, outerwear, bags, packs, knives, tools and camping and outdoor gear. 4019 Spring Grove Ave., Northside, 513-541-1405, northsidesurplus.com.

Park + Vine

Eco-friendly general store with a veggie-/vegan- friendly lunch counter. 1202 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-721-7275, parkandvine.com.

Red Apple Deli

Organic and health food store. 6911 Miami Ave., Madeira, 513-271-7777.

Reser Bicycle Outfitters

Sales and repairs on bikes for beginners and pros. 648 Monmouth St., Newport, Ky., 859-261-6187; 1419 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-421-BIKE, reserbicycle.com.

Roads, Rivers and Trails

Independently owned adventure outfitter offering seminars, presentations and classes, including personal training and Pilates at Studio E next door. 118 Main St., Milford, 513-248-7787, roadsriversandtrails.com.

Smitty’s Cyclery

Barnett Bicycle Institute certified in advanced bicycle mechanics and United Bicycle Institute certified in frame. 6000 Wooster Pike, Fairfax, 513-271-3180, smittyscyclery.com.

Swallow Bicycle Works

Bike sales and repairs near the Loveland Bike Trail. 10655 Loveland-Madeira Road, Loveland, 513-683-BIKE, swallowbicycleworks.com.

TEAM Cycling & Fitness

Bicycle shop offering bicycle fit, demo and repair services. 7765 Colerain Ave., White Oak, 513-522-1551, teamcyclingandfitness.com.

Trek Bicycle Store of Cincinnati

Offers a wide range of Trek bikes. 7594 Voice of America Drive, West Chester, 513-755-3773; 9695 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, 513-745-0369, trekstorecincinnati.com.


The Cozy Cottage

Local handmade gifts and crafts. 223 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, Ky., 859-581-4972.

Fig Leaf 

Quality handcrafted jewelry, accessories and gifts. 3438 Edwards Road, Hyde Park, 513-321-2970, thefigleaf.com.

I Love Cincinnati Shoppe

Reds, Bengals and local college goods galore, plus collectibles, shirts, hats, glassware and photos. Carew Tower, 441 Vine St., Downtown, 513-381-4401, ilovecincinnatishoppe.com.

Kentucky Haus

Kentucky-made craft items, art and gifts. 411 E. 10th St., Newport, Ky., 859-261-4287, kentuckyhaus.com.

Little Moments

Greeting cards, gifts, balloons, toys and more. 708 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, Ky., 859-261-4423, littlemomentsbellevue.com.

Little Red Gift Shop

Unique hostess gifts, wedding gifts and everything in between. 7925 Remington Road, Montgomery, 513-891-5111, thelittleredgiftshop.com.

Market Side Mercantile

Owned by a mother/daughter team. Upcycled and repurposed consignment furniture, gifts, home goods and artwork. 4170 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-967-2026.

Nest Gifts

Full spectrum of gifts from baby to home décor, including monograms. 3439 Michigan Ave., Hyde Park, 513-871-8852, nestgifts.com.

The Purple Monkey

Toys, greeting cards and gifts. 336 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, Ky., 859-261-0245. 

Splendid Things

Unusual shop with gifts for you and home. 309 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, Ky., 859-261-8777.

Ten Thousand Villages

Fair trade jewelry, gifts and more from across the globe. 2011 Madison Road, O’Bryonville, 513-871-5840, tenthousandvillages.com.


Photo: TDN Photo

algin retro furniture

Family-owned store selling midcentury modern reproductions. 800 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-621-1616, alginretro.com.


Luxury fireplace design and accessories since 1819. 117 W. Fourth St., Downtown, 513-621-0620, bromwellco.com.

Camargo Trading Company

Stylish destination for high-end home accessories and more. 7744 Laurel Ave., Madeira, 513-561-0842, camargotrading.com.


Luxury bedding, linens and gifts. 7809 Cooper Road, Montgomery, 513-871-4050, gattlescincinnati.com.

Goldsmith Cardel

China, silver, crystal, casual, estate pieces, lamps and gifts. 3275 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-871-1961, 



London-inspired urban lifestyle store. 1401 Reading Road, Downtown, 513-723-1901, highstreetcincinnati.com.

Hyatt Art and Interiors

Painted furniture and unique art. 7813 Laurel Ave., Madeira, 513-561-0677, hyattinteriors.com.


You aren’t a real city until you’re home to one of these blue and yellow Swedish, flat-packed superstores. 9500 IKEA Way, West Chester, 513-779-7100, ikea.com.

Joseph Williams Home

Urban lifestyle furniture store. 1232 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-721-3600, josephwilliamshome.com.

Lasting Impressions

Furniture, window treatments, art and more for the home. 241 Grandview Ave., Bellevue, Ky., 859-655-8187, lastingimpressionsinteriors.com.

Legacies Consignment

Vintage and second-hand furniture, home goods and jewelry. Proceeds benefit Cancer Support Community. 3854 Paxton Ave., Hyde Park, 513-871-8899, legacies.biz.

Mainly Art

Twentieth-century collectibles. 3711 Madison Road, Norwood, 513-378-8261, mainlyart.com.

MiCA 12/v

Local and independently made crafts and homegoods. 1201 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-421-3500, shopmica.com.

Switch Lighting & Design

Contemporary lighting from Scandinavia, Europe and Asia. 1207 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-721-8100, switchcollection.com.


Modern high-design furniture, lighting and accessories from Europe. 3209 Madison Road, Oakley, 513-871-5483, voltagefurniture.com.


Arcadian Comics

The latest graphic novels, comic books and games, including options for young readers and Magic: The Gathering events. 627 Monmouth St., Newport, Ky., 859-291-5071, arcadiancomics.com.

Blue Manatee

Seeks to provide the best children’s books and activities to engage young minds. Their attached “decafé” offers organic, fair trade food items and coffee for parents. 3054 Madison Road, Oakley, 513-731-2665, bluemanateebooks.com.

Blue Marble Children’s Bookstore

An independent bookstore offering toddler through teen books, games and activities. 1356 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, Ky., 859-781-0602, bluemarblebooks.com.

The Bookshelf

A small, neighborhood bookstore with an edited selection of books and individual service. 7754 Camargo Road, Madeira, 513-271-9140, cincybookshelf.com.

The Book Rack

The largest chain of independently owned used bookstores offering a free spirited experience for those who simply love to read and be surrounded by books. 9378 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, 513-791-6072; 8315 Beechmont Ave., Beechmont, 513-474-1337; 5087 Glencrossing Way, Western Hills, 513-451-8544, thebookrack.com.

Comic Book World

Comic book and gaming store. 7130 Turfway Road, Florence, Ky., 859-371-9562, comicbookworld.com.

Duttenhofer’s Books

Tons of quality used and old books specializing in antiquarian, art and architecture, decorative binding, ephemera, leather binding and literary classics. 214 W. McMillan St., Clifton Heights, 513-381-1340, duttenhofers.com.

Friends’ Shop

Housed in the public library’s main branch, the shop has treasures for readers, writers and gift-givers including gently used books, greeting cards and literary-themed items. Cincinnati Public Library, 800 Vine St., Downtown, 513-369-6035, cincinnatilibrary.org.

Half Price Books

Independent bookstore chain buying and selling books, magazines, DVDs, CDs and more. Multiple locations including 8118 Montgomery  Road, Kenwood, 513-891-7170, hpb.com.

Iris Bookcafé

Coffee shop and bookstore with large selection of vintage books on topics like art, architecture, literature and film. Also has children’s books in many languages (they have the largest collection of Polish books in Cincinnati) and an all-local café. 1331 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-381-BOOK, irisbookcafe.com.

Joseph-Beth Booksellers

Independent chain of bookstores offering a large selection of books for all ages, author signings, gifts and a bistro. 2692 Madison Road, Norwood, 513-396-8960; 2785 Dixie Highway, Crestview Hills, Ky., 859-912-7860, josephbeth.com.

Ohio Book Store 

In operation since 1940, the store offers five floors of books and magazines, including book repair and binding. 726 Main St., Downtown, 513-621-5142, ohiobookstore.net.


Stylish stationary, frames, planners, pens and more. 3446 Michigan Ave., Hyde Park, 513-321-4999, poeme-online.com.

Queen City Comic & Card Co.

Provides a large and diverse selection of comic books, trading cards, movie posters and toys. 6101 Montgomery Road, Pleasant Ridge, 513-351-5674; 6600 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, 513-860-5805, queencitycomics.com.

Roebling Point Books and Coffee

A small, independent bookstore and coffee shop. 306 Greenup St., Covington, Ky., 859-815-7206, facebook.com/roeblingpointbooksandcoffee.

Rockin Rooster Comics & Games

Comics, games, trade paperbacks, graphic novels, T-shirts, statues and action figures. 5000 Glenway Ave., Western Hills, 513-661-ROCK, rockinroostercomics.com.

Up, Up and Away! Comics

Wide selection of graphic novels, more than 57,000 back issue comics on display and hundreds of new items every week. 4016 Harrison Ave., Bridgetown, 513-661-6300, upupandawaycomics.com.


American gaming store specializing in board games, role playing games and card games as well as a growing collection of comic books. 7607 Hamilton Ave., Mount Healthy, 513-923-1985, yottaquest.com.


Everybody's Records
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Another Part of the Forest

Unique used vinyl, comics, pulp fiction and DVD rentals. 1333 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-381-BOOK.

Black Plastic Records

An independent record store with bins and bins of unique vinyl plus Cincinnati- and Ohio-centric clothing items. Kind of like stumbling into the best basement ever. 4027 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-258-0535, facebook.com/blackplasticrecords.

C&D Record Bar

Specializes in jukebox 45s and offers a large selection of DVDs and used and vintage music. Open since 1957. 908 Monmouth St., Newport, Ky., 859-261-1131, cdsrecordstapes.com.

Everybody’s Records

Full-service record store specializing in a wide variety of new and used records, CDs and cassettes. 6106 Montgomery Road, Pleasant Ridge, 866-620-5749, everybodysrecords.com.

Shake It Records

Named one of the 30 best record stores in America by Rolling Stone, Shake It has two floors of CDs and vinyl. They also have a great selection of used CDs and LPs, books, fanzines and Japanese-style trinkets. 4156 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-591-0123, shakeitrecords.com.


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All natural pet food and supply offering Pet Wants brand dog food and their house brand, Argos. 7713 Camargo Ave., Madeira, 513-561-7966, argospet.com.


Dog and cat accessories, supplies and clothing. 708 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, Ky., 859-291-3047, doggynauts.com.

Pet Wants

Locavore pet food and supply store for urban pet owners. 1813 Pleasant St., Findlay Market, Over-the-Rhine, 513-721-8696, petwants.com; Restaurant/feed shop, 1409 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-621-3647.

Strasse Dog

Pet grooming, clothing and supplies. 605 Main St., Covington, Ky., 859-431-PETS.


Cincinnati Premium Outlets

Banana Republic Factory Store, Calvin Klein, Coach, Columbia Sportswear, J. Crew, Joe’s Jeans, Le Creuset, Levi’s Outlet Store, Michael Kors, Reebok, True Religion, Ultra Diamonds and more. 400 Premium Outlets Drive, Monroe, 513-539-0710, premiumoutlets.com.

Deerfield Towne Center

Charming Charlie, Coldwater Creek, Francesca’s, Lane Bryant, LOFT, New York & Company, Ulta Beauty, White House/Black Market, Whole Foods, Yagoot and more. 5503 Deerfield Blvd., Mason, 513-770-0273, deerfieldtownecenter.com.

Florence Mall

Abercrombie & Fitch, Bath & Body Works, Buckle, Express, H&M, Hot Topic, JCPenny, Macy’s, Payless, Sears, Tala’s Treasures, Victoria’s Secret and more. 2028 Florence Mall, Florence, Ky., 859-371-1231, florencemall.com.

Kenwood Towne Center

Apple store, Anthropologie, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Forever21, Fossil, Gap, H&M, J.Crew, lululemon, Madewell, Michael Kors, Nordstrom, Sephora and more. 7875 Montgomery Road, Kenwood, 513-745-9100, kenwoodtownecentre.com.

Rookwood Commons & Pavilion

DSW, Home Goods, Hot Mama, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Nordstrom Rack, T.J. Maxx, Pier One, REI, Sur La Table, Whole Foods and more. Corner of Edmonson, Edwards and Madison roads, Norwood, 513-241-5800, shoprookwood.com.

Tri-County Mall

Charlotte Russe, Ethan Allen, Forever21, Hollister, Hot Topic, Journeys, Justice, Lane Bryant, Sears, Yankee Candle and more. 11700 Princeton Pike, Glendale, 513-671-0120, tricountymall.com.



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